If being thin isn't a big enough benefit, dark chocolate has been proven beneficial for the heart by lowering cholesterol levels and keeping bad cholesterol from sticking to artery walls. It further prevents the formation of blood clots (as in stroke and heart attack) and allows the blood vessels to be more flexible, thereby facilitating lower blood pressure. Still not convinced? Chocolate also reduces inflammation (as in arthritis and fibromyalgia), improves memory and slows dementia and it can also alleviate depression. What pill can do all that? Chocolate is a cheap preventive and therapeutic "medicine" loaded with antioxidents. So, for a sleeker, healthier and happier you, a modest consumption of dark chocolate or cocoa powder should be included in your daily regimen.